Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success

  • 4h 51m
  • Robert Martichenko, Thomas Goldsby
  • J. Ross Publishing
  • 2005

Speed to market, reducing costs, and accelerating lead times are vital for survival in today’s competitive environment. This “how to” book illustrates how to integrate Lean, Six Sigma and Logistics into a cohesive process that will help you eliminate unnecessary inventories through disciplined efforts to understand and reduce variation, while increasing speed and flow in the supply chain. Lean Six Sigma Logistics provides the vehicle to solidify strategic position, win over customers, and achieve increased profit margins. It is the one book that executives, practitioners, consultants and academics will all want on their bookshelf.

Key Features:

  • Provides a method to develop strategies as well as tactical steps for successful operational implementation of Lean Six Sigma Logistics
  • Teaches you to uncover, calculate, and reduce total logistics costs
  • Addresses top management concerns while providing all the necessary tools and guidance on how to use them for the logistics practitioner
  • Covers the technical issues as well as the leadership aspects of Lean Six Sigma Logistics
  • Presents definitive answers for improving operations, making customers happy, and reducing costs and variability and includes a case study that can be used to teach and coach employees or students

About the Authors

Dr. Thomas J. Goldsby is Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Kentucky. He previously served on the faculties at The Ohio State University and Iowa State University. Dr. Goldsby holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Evansville, an M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Prior to entering academe, Dr. Goldsby was a Logistics Analyst for the Valvoline Company. He previously worked for the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. and as a research fellow at the University of Kentucky Transportation Research Center. He has also served as a consultant to manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers.

Dr. Goldsby is an expert in the areas of logistics strategy and supply chain integration. His research has been published in leading academic and professional journals. He serves as a frequent speaker at academic conferences, executive education seminars, and professional meetings, having delivered programs throughout North America as well as in South America, Europe, and Asia.

Robert Martichenko is President of LeanCor LLC. Headquartered in Florence, Kentucky, LeanCor delivers logistics and supply chain management services to companies embracing Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma in order to eliminate organizational waste.

His over ten years of transportation, consulting, and third-party logistics experience includes multiple operational launches, including the "green field" start-up at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana. He complements his years of logistics experience with a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Windsor and an M.B.A. in finance from Baker College and is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt.

Mr. Martichenko is also directly involved with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Lean Enterprise Institute, the Supply Chain Consortium at Saint Louis University, and Logistics Quarterly magazine.

In this Book

  • What is Lean Six Sigma Logistics?
  • The Importance of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • The Waste of Inventory
  • The Waste of Transportation
  • The Waste of Space and Facilities
  • The Waste of Time
  • The Waste of Packaging
  • The Waste of Administration
  • The Waste of Knowledge
  • A Tour of the Bridge
  • Logistics Flow: Asset Flow
  • Flow: Information Flow
  • Flow: Financial Flow
  • Capability: Predictability
  • Capability: Stability
  • Capability: Visibility
  • Discipline: Collaboration
  • Discipline: Systems Optimization
  • Discipline: Waste Elimination
  • Strategy and Planning Tools
  • Problem-Solving Tools
  • Operational Tools
  • Measurement Tools
  • Case Study: Goldsmart Products, Inc.
  • Summary and Conclusion


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